Sautéed Shishito Peppers with Shrimp and Ground Cherries

Cajun French: la merise (la m’reez) – cherry

 

Rice Shrimp Peppers CherriesShopping at farmers markets while we travel brings new and different products to our table. One such find was shishito peppers. The pepper is an East Asian variety and makes great finger food. We decided to add them to our Shrimp and ground cherries to give a sweet/hot taste. There were a few leftover so we cut off the stems, chopped them and added to eggs for an excellent scramble.

Mais C’est Bon!

Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

Shishito peppers

Olive oil

Sea salt

Lemon

1# peeled and de-headed shrimp

Salt

Cayenne Pepper

Paprika

Ground cherries

Cooked rice

 

Wash and dry peppers

Heat 2 tsp olive oil to medium in cast iron skillet

Add peppers tossing frequently

The peppers will begin to blister and char in places – approximately 10-15 minutes

Remove from skillet and toss with sea salt and a squeeze of lemon

Using the same skillet, add a little more olive oil and heat to medium

Add shrimp to skillet and season with salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika

Sauté shrimp until pink

To plate:

Place a serving of rice on plate

Add a serving of shrimp on rice

Add ground cherries and peppers

Garnish with a lemon wedge

As a side we served tomato slices topped with cheese and Italian seasoning on slices of crusty bread. Lightly heat tomatoes and cheese to melt cheese.

 

Note: ground cherries are related to tomatillos. The cherries have a protective paper husk around the fruit.

Shishito Peppers
Shishito Peppers

 

Ground Cherries
Ground Cherries

 

Shishito Peppers cooking
Shishito Peppers cooking

 

Shishito Peppers ready for serving
Shishito Peppers ready for serving

 

Shrimp cooking
Shrimp cooking

 

Shrimp and Rice
Shrimp and Rice

 

Rice and Shrimp with Shishito Peppers and Ground Cherries
Rice and Shrimp with Shishito Peppers and Ground Cherries

 

Plated
Plated

 

Ready for serving
Ready for serving

 

Lightly heated
Lightly heated

 

Tomatoes and Cheese
Tomatoes and Cheese
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